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Burger King breaks the mold with new advertising campaign

By DEE-ANN DURBIN | February 19, 2020

Burger King is breaking the mold in its new advertising campaign.The burger chain is portraying its Whopper covered in mold in print and TV ads running in Europe and the U.S. The message: Burger King is removing artificial preservatives from its signature...

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico’s leader

February 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:35 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake.The Minnesota senator...

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

By ALEXANDRA OLSON and TERRY TANG | February 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a...

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

By YANAN WANG | February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door.The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of...

Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship

By FOSTER KLUG | February 13, 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Fear. Surprising moments of levity. Soul-crushing boredom.Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews...

How to make French toast in a mug

How to make French toast in a mug

By Kennedy Jones | February 11, 2020

FRENCH TOAST IN A MUGFrench Toast in a Mug is an easy microwave dish to make in your residence hall or apartment that tastes great.  Start to finish: 4-5 minutesServings:11 egg3 tablespoons of milkcinnamon2-3 slices of breadA microwave safe mugA mixing...

China scrambles to keep cities in virus lockdown fed

By JOE McDONALD | February 8, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The manager of the Wushang Mart in Wuhan, the locked-down city at the heart of China’s virus outbreak, says its shelves are loaded with 50% more vegetables and other food than usual to reassure jittery customers.Communist leaders are...

Green tea party? State licenses Boston’s 1st marijuana shop

By PHILIP MARCELO | February 6, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s first retail pot shop and Massachusetts’ first minority-owned marijuana business was approved Thursday, more than a year after the first shops opened elsewhere in the state.The state’s Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday...

Germany’s Merkel meets food industry to discuss low prices

February 3, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met food industry representatives on Monday to address concerns about the effect of rock-bottom supermarket prices on farmers and others.The meeting at the chancellery follows occasional protests over recent...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

By HYUNG-JIN KIM | February 1, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians.Restaurants in South Korea, Japan,...

Iowans, they’re just like us. Sometimes.

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | January 31, 2020

Right about now, on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, when the nation's political microscope turns to inspect the small state's DNA, people start to complain about this quirk of American presidential politics. Why Iowa? It doesn't look like America, they...

Colorado baker who sparked Supreme Court case has book deal

January 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Colorado baker whose refusal to design a wedding cake for a gay couple led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling and made him a conservative hero now has a book deal.Jack Phillips' memoir, currently untitled, will be released this summer...